Well, the 13th GE has just concluded. It has been an interesting election and as I predicted, no one party is going to get 2/3 majority in Parliament. It is one of the worst performance by the ruling regime. Winning only 86 seats compared to Pakatan’s 80 seats in Peninsular is a big shame to PM Najib. If not because of Sabah and Sarawak, he would have lost. He is running the government with simple majority and only gaining 46% of the popular votes! It affected him so badly to the extent that he had to bring up racial issues to back his reasons for the lost. Frankly, Najib was definitely a better leader than Pak Lah but he underestimated the intelligence of the Malaysian population. He thought that throwing money, running some fancy slogans and advertising all over the place with his 1 this and that could get him votes but he failed. People are not interested in money and slogans anymore as they know that it is a political stunt. Giving help to the people is the responsibility of all ruling government. BUT, he never addressed the real issues that people wanted him to address.
People were more interested on how he wants to tackle corruption, cronyism, rising cost of living and economy. He did well in the economic part but failed to address the first 3 issues. A clear corruption involving a CM was not acted upon. In fact he even diverted the question when was asked by the AlJazeera interview. He needed the state’s seats so badly that he failed to act against the CM. Throwing some BRIM, KRIM etc is not going to solve the “rising” cost of living issue. His manifesto was a copycat of Pakatan’s. He refused a debate with Anwar but attacked him from the back by using all the media. That was uncalled for and moved a lot of fence sitters to support the opposition. The media was misused to the maximum to the extent that I wanted to vomit every time I accidentally on the TV or MSM newspaper!
Racial issues were played right from the beginning. Mind you, it was NOT the opposition who played the racial issues. They moved as 1 solid block with no racial or religious issues. It was MCA and UMNO who were playing the issues. BUT, now they blame the Chinese for supporting the opposition. This is a democratic country and every citizen has the right to vote for anyone. Secondly, the real analysis clearly shows that it was NOT a Chinese Tsunami which our PM prematurely said. It was more of an Urban-Rural divide and a class divide. There were Malays who won in Chinese majority area and vice versa. In fact, this scenario worries the ruling government as it spells the end of race based politics. That is what they are worried about. The Chinese only constitutes 3.3 million voters but Pakatan received 5.6 million votes. Even if 3/4 of Chinese voted for opposition, where did the balance of 3.1 million votes came from ? How can Pakatan get 51% of the votes without the support of the Malays?
We should move forward and not backward. Race based politics should end and we should move on as Malaysians. So, it looks like the entire 1Malaysia slogan by PM is just a political gimmick! He expects the non-Malays to vote for him after endorsing Zulkifli Nordin and Ibrahim Ali to contest under UMNO (was it Chinese who voted them out?)! What saddens me the most is the fact that there are many so-called “educated” people who believe in these type of racial issues and numerous conspiracy theories of “so and so” wants to take over the country etc etc. They rather vote for a corrupted leader just for the sake of “demi bangsa, agama dan negara” ! Why is it that only UMNO can protect the Malay rights? Why not PAS or PKR ? These are also Malay majority parties. I still don’t understand how a population of 25% and a so-called racist party(DAP) which is contesting only 51 seats ( NOT all Chinese, BTW) can rule the country where the police, army and civil service is almost 98% Malays! To change the constitution, you need 2/3 majority! Another conspiracy theory is Christianisation of Malaysia !! Malaysian Christian population is only 9% and they are supposed to convert 60% of the population!! Are you saying that your faith is so weak? Please think logically. If you want to believe in conspiracy theories, it will never end!
I don’t blame these people as they have been brainwashed by the ruling government right from younger days. Dr M created Biro Tatanegara for this purpose and it seems to have worked very well. However, I salute the many younger people and urbanites for voting against corruption, cronyism and racism. I also salute Penangites and Selangorians ( of ALL races) who, despite all the money and negative adverts thrown at them, voted for a proven clean and good governance. No religion teaches you to condone racism but yet there are people who claim they are Muslims but full of racism within them. This includes some who I thought were my friends. It saddens me but atleast I know their true colours, now.
It is unbecoming of a PM to issue a statement like “Chinese Tsunami” on international TV and condoning Utusan’s racial headline. To my friends who support racism, I am sorry than I may have to unfriend you in FB. And for those who claim that certain party will sell Malaysia to neighbouring country, please see who is buying all the land and high-end properties in Johor ?
With the election over, I will go back to my writing on medical issues………………..